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The Oxford Handbook of Postcolonial Studies


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Table of Contents

Graham Huggan: General Introduction Section One: The Imperial Past Graham Huggan: Introduction Ann Laura Stoler: Reason Aside: Reflections on Enlightenment and Empire Tyler Stovall: Empires of Democracy Patricia Seed: The Imperial Past: Spain and Portugal in the New World Walter Mignolo: Imperial/Colonial Metamorphosis: A Decolonial Narrative, from the Ottoman Sultanate and Spanish Empire to the US and the EU Salman Sayyid: Empire, Islam and the Postcolonial Timothy Brennan: Hegel, Empire and Anti-Colonial Thought Stephen Howe: Section One Response: Imperial Histories, Postcolonial Theories Section Two: The Colonial Present Graham Huggan: Introduction Stephen Morton: Violence, Law and Justice in the Colonial Present Priyamvada Gopal: Renegade Prophets and Native Acolytes: Liberalism and Imperialism Today Waleed Hazbun: The Geopolitics of Knowledge and the Challenge of Postcolonial Agency: International Relations, US Policy and the Arab World Joanne Sharp: Africa s Colonial Present: Development, Violence and Postcolonial Security David Farrier and Patricia Tuitt: Beyond Biopolitics: Agamben, Asylum and Postcolonial Critique Jo Smith and Stephen Turner: Indigenous Inhabitations and the Colonial Present Peter Hallward: Section Two Response: Towards an Anti-Colonial Future Section Three: Theory and Practice Graham Huggan: Introduction Elleke Boehmer: Revisiting Resistance: Postcolonial Practice and the Antecedents of Theory Neil Lazarus: Third Worldism and the Political Imaginary of Postcolonial Studies Susan Bassnett: Postcolonialism and/as Translation Michael Rothberg: Remembering Back: Cultural Memory, Colonial Legacies and Postcolonial Studies Simon Featherstone: Postcolonialism and Popular Cultures Pooja Rangan and Rey Chow: Race, Racism and Postcoloniality Leela Gandhi: Section Three Response: Theory and Practice in Postcolonial Studies Section Four: Across the Disciplines Graham Huggan: Introduction Diana Brydon: Modes and Models of Postcolonial Cross-Disciplinarity John McLeod: Postcolonialism and Literature Dane Kennedy: Postcolonialism and History Barry Hindess: Slippery, Like a Fish : The Discourse of the Social Sciences Ananda Abeysekara: At the Limits of the Secular: History and Critique in Postcolonial Religious Studies Dana Mount and Susie O Brien: Postcolonialism and the Environment David Attwell: Section Four Response: Origins, outcomes and the meaning of postcolonial diversity Section Five: Across the World Graham Huggan: Introduction Nikita Dhawan and Shalini Randeria: Perspectives on Globalization and Subalternity Daniel Vukovich: Postcolonialism, Globalization and the Asia Question Michelle Keown and Stuart Murray: Our Sea of Islands : Globalization, Regionalism and (Trans)nationalism in the Pacific Ato Quayson: Africa and its Diasporas Charles Forsdick: Postcolonializing the Americas Frank Schulze-Engler: Irritating Europe Ali Behdad: Section five response: What was globalization? Stephen Slemon: Afterword

About the Author

Graham Huggan is Chair of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Literatures in the School of English at the University of Leeds, where he also directs the cross-disciplinary Institute for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies. He is the author of numerous books and articles in the general field of comparative postcolonial studies, a field he has been working in for over twenty years.


The book is an important update on the current state of discussion in the field. * Dobrota Pucherova, Journal of Postcolonial Writing *
the book is bound to inspire postcolonial scholars to address in creative ways some of the important questions that face us now. * Christine Lorre-Johnston, Commonwealth Essays and Studies *

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